The Brabham BT52 was a formula one designed for the Brabham team by longtime Brabham desingnere Gordon Murray for the 1983 season. The car ran on Michelin Tyres and was powered by the massively powerful BMW m12/13 turbocharged engine which in 19983 produced about 850 BHP (630 kw) in qualifying trim, detuned to around 640 BHP (480 kw) for the races proper. Its drivers were 1981 world champion nelson piquet and Riccardo Patrese.

With piquet winning his second world drivers’ championship with 59 points, and Patrese finishing 9th on 13 point, Brabham finished third in the constructors’ championship with 72 points, 7 behind second placed Renault and 17 behind winners Ferrari.